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Non-terrible Christmas Party Lunch Locale for 50-75. Westside, but flexible. Help!

asadasam | Oct 22, 2009 03:05 PM

So, I'm stepping in pretty late in the day to find a spot for a work-related Christmas party. The specs: we're on the West Side but folks will be coming from all over (Hollywood, SF Valley, SG Valley, maybe OC), so that's not the key. Hollywood would be fine, Beverlywood, maybe inner Valley. It's a lunch for 50-80 and it's got to come in under $25 a head for food and (non-alcoholic) drink. Mingling room and a cash bar are essential ('cuz, come on, it's work-related - if you can't get tipsy and find a path away from the dullest person in the office, you probably won't make it through an hour).

I'm bringing it here in the hopes that there are good options out there that will mean I don't have to cave in to the Bucca di Beppo-Maggiano's-Saddle Ranch axis*, but as time's a bit limited and the number of guests is a bit uncertain, I'm thinking it's going to have to be somewhere that does such things semi-regularly (i.e. no talking favorite holes-in-the-wall into whipping something up), though maybe I'm wrong about that. Any help in the matter would be much, much appreciated. Thanks!

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